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Broadcast & Broadband TV

Broadcast & Broadband TV

Market Study
Published: September 2017
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Research from: iDate
Sector: Media & Entertainment

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This report analyses new approaches to TV and video distribution. It begins by setting out the changes being ushered in by the growing use of streaming, initially for on-demand video services, and now more and more for linear programming as well. Two other, intertwined disruptions are also explored, namely the growing use of mobile devices for watching video, and social media sites’ ever increasing role in video consumption.

The report then goes on to explore the solutions being designed to meet the demands of this changing environment:

  • Optimise online video traffic, including a cost breakdown for CDN solutions according to the different possible configurations;
  • Leveraging the complementary features of broadcast and broadband networks;
  • Enabling broadcasting networks’ migration to IP, given the growing use of OTT solutions on fixed networks, and adapting radio broadcasting systems to the Internet protocol.

Lastly, the report looks at the impact of these changes on both telcos and media companies. And it concludes with an analysis of their evolving distribution strategies.



  • Akamai
  • Altice/SFR
  • Amazon
  • Anevia
  • Apple
  • ARD
  • AT&T
  • Bouygues Telecom
  • BT
  • Cablevisión Argentina
  • Canal+
  • CBS
  • CenturyLink
  • Charter
  • Comcast
  • Dailymotion
  • Deutsche Telekom
  • DirecTV/DirectTV Now
  • Discovery
  • Dish Network/SlingTV
  • ESPN Liberty Global KPN
  • Eutelsat
  • Facebook
  • Foxtel
  • Fransat
  • Freeview
  • HBO
  • KPN
  • KT
  • Level 3
  • Liberty Global
  • Limelight
  • Mediaset
  • Molotov TV
  • Netflix
  • Nokia
  • NTV+
  • Orange
  • Peer5
  • Polsat
  • ProSiebenSat.1
  • Rai
  • SKY TV
  • Snapchat
  • TDF
  • Telecentras
  • Telecom Italia
  • Telefonica
  • TF1
  • Twitter
  • Varnish
  • Videocon d2h
  • Virgin Media
  • Vodafone Kabel Deutschland
  • YouTube/Google
  • ZDF




Video streaming is more than just an option
Two intertwined disruptions: mobile devices and social media

How TV & video distribution configurations are evolving
Optimising online video distribution
CDN cost simulations for the different configurations
Hybridisation: playing to each network’s strengths
Boosting the transition to IP
Enable networks’ migration to IP: bringing broadcasting networks into an IP world

New economic equations for telcos and media companies
Smart or dumb pipes for telcos and cablecos?
New distribution decisions for media companies

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